Here are three threads for those who are interested in the way various firework companies have evolved into one another. These topics comprise whatever info I've cobbled together over the years, mainly thanks to the Cyber-heritage museum, several pyro company websites and a few company search / due diligence search engines. Topic #1 - The classic British companies (only a couple of which still survive) Topic #2 - The modern companies from around the 90s onwards Topic #3 (this one) - Some of the Chinese factories THE CHINESE FACTORIES Many companies profess to having "their own" factories in China. The Chinese are experts at managing this and will be greeting one "exclusive" customer at the front door while another is leaving at the back. They will produce to a customers design or offer "off-the-shelf" products both of which will be produced and labelled to the customer's preference (firework name, artwork etc.) While this is a work in progress, I'll dump details of export companies here as and when I find them Addresses can be a bit variable..eg: Yanxi Town, Liuyang City, Hunan Province, China (HKIPT) Yanxi Town,Liuyang, Changsha City, China (ColourCloud) _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Beihai Kylin Fireworks Co., Ltd. (Beihai - Guangxi) Founded in 2004 and owner has 20 years experience in fireworks field. Supply both consumer and professional fireworks with over 400 items in 13 categories: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Blue Moon (China) Fireworks Mfg. Factory Co. Ltd. (Jiangmen,Guangdong) Retail goods from this company are imported into the UK by First Galaxy, who retain the Blue Moon brand name and logo. www.bluemoonfireworks.com _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ China skyline (Liuyang, Hunan) China skyline international fireworks Co, Ltd is one of the leading fireworks manufacturer and exporter in Liuyang, China. Founded in 2001, China skyline international fireworks Co, Ltd is growing faster than ever with four production factories and continued expansion at its headquarters in Liuyang, Hunan. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Chinasky Pyrotechnics Co., Ltd. (Liuyang, Hunan) Founded on 2005, a large-scale fireworks manufacturer integrated with development, production and sales. Manufacturing of both CAT3 and CAT4 material is done at their own factory, the Changsha Longtai Fireworks Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Own brand "Full Blast", which includes all kinds of consumer fireworks. Also market the "Europyro" Brand to around 30 countries, capitalising on the new EU Regulations and CE marking requirements. (see http://www.europyro.eu/Aboutus.html . _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Colour-Cloud (Liuyang, Hunan) aka Changsha CC Fireworks Co., Ltd. or CC Fireworks Co., Ltd Based in Liuyang, this lot actually produce their own range of what we would describe as CAT3 and CAT4 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Fireworkstown Fireworkstown.com is the first and exclusive fireworks information platform in China according to their website. Seems to be a trade alliance and intermediary between the factories and their clients. http://www.fireworkstown.com/ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hong Kong International Pyrotechnical Testing Limited Main office in HongKong, but test base in Liuyang, China. They provide professional training and technical assistance to factories. Services include: Product Testing and Evaluation Quality Control Label examination Container Loading Supervision Testing and Inspection per National and International Standards (CE Directive etc) http://www.hkiptl.com/Index.asp _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hunan Liuyang Worldwide Fireworks Co., Ltd. (Liuyang, Hunan) Like many others, based at Liuyang in Hunan Province, China. http://wdfireworks.com/ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Jiang Xi Ping Xiang Dancing Red Devil Imp&Exp Co. Ltd (Hunan) Jiang Xi Ping Xiang Dancing Red Devil Imp&Exp Co. Ltd was established in December, 2004, and grew out of Shunfa Fireworks of Luxi, Pingxiang city. Often seen in the hands of 'white-van man' traders! http://www.dancingreddevilfireworks.com/ http://www.firewww.com/en_main.asp _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Liuyang Dancing Fireworks Group (Liuyang, Hunan) Founded in 1996 by Mr Zhong Ziqi, in a small factory in east Liuyang, beside the banks of the Liuyang River. Was incorporated in 2004 and has now 11 subsidiaries. The company owns 300 hectares of land and more than one thousand buildings with a working space of 8,000 square The group has been repeatedly granted the title of “Contract-stressing and Promise-keeping” unit by municipal and provincial government organizations. ...Which is nice. http://www.dancingfireworks.com/ (Chinese) http://dancing.us1.idc0591.com.cn/ (English) _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Liuyang Flying Dragon Fireworks Co.Ltd. (Liuyang, Hunan) Owns three factories that respectively produce display shells, cakes, rockets and roman candles, etc. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Liuyang Fuxiang Fireworks Group Co., Ltd (Liuyang, Hunan) _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Liuyang Haiyuan Fireworks & Firecrackers Export Factory (Liuyang, Hunan) Established in 1988 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Liuyang Happiness Fireworks Co., Ltd. (Liuyang, Hunan) As the name says, another company based in Liuyang in Hunan Province, "the hometown of world fireworks". As well as retail fireworks they sell firing systems, mortars and igniters. www.happinessfireworks.com _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Liuyang Liteng Trading Co., Ltd. (Jili sub-district, Liuyang, Hunan) Established in 1994. According to their own biog, they specialise in cakes and rockets and now run perhaps one of the best cake factories in Liuyang - the LiuYang ChangLi export fireworks & firecrackers factory Trade under three main brand names - Changli, Selva's and Emperor Fireworks (not to be conused with at least two other "Emporor" fireworks brand names which are connected with Devco and Planet (see previous post). http://www.emperorfireworks.com _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Manley Fireworks (Shang Li Town, Shang Li County, China) Originating in 1994 as China Manley Fireworks Co., Ltd. started the business of producing Firecrackers & Fireworks in Jiangxi province. Leading products include 1.4G and 1.3G Cakes, Candles, Fountains and Display Shells, but they also produce many of the novelty ranges seen in more enlightened countries than the UK, such as Firecrackers and Helicopters. Also use the "Pin Xiang Shang Li Wang Li Export Fireworks Mfg" company name. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Panda Fireworks Group Co., Ltd.) (Hunan and Jiangxi Provinces, China) Originally called the Guangzhou Panda Trading Co., Ltd. the first Panda factory was established in 1989. This was followed by the incorporation of MANY regional Chinese and international sub-companies within the group. (See full list HERE). _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Shenma Fireworks Co.,Ltd (Liling,Hunan) Established in 1979, Shenma Fireworks Co, Ltd has more than 1300 employees. The company is divided into five (5) branches - Research and Development / Firecrackers / Rockets / Toy Fireworks and Display Shells. Overall building floor space is 1,936,800 sq ft and last year produced 150,000 cartons of product. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Yancheng Hongyu Foreign Trade CO., LTD (Yancheng,Jiangsu Province) Annual production capacity of 600,000 cartons of both Display Fireworks and Consumer Fireworks in over 2000 varieties. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ PLEASE NOTE: The above text and info is © Andy Pearce. Please contact me if you wish to use it elsewhere.